Read and Sing
The Okee Dokee Brothers’ new book, “Thousand Star Hotel” ($17.95, www.okeedokee.org ) based on of one of their most popular songs, brings a fresh meaning to audiobook. The picture book includes the audio version of the story, which follows two muskrats on a fishing trip, plus a 12-track CD.
We Say ‘Yes’
Stacey Peasley’s third album, “RSVP” ($15, www.staceypeasley.com ) is a real charmer. Youngsters (in the vicinity of kindergarten age) will respond with a big “yes!” to the 12 bright, up-tempo tunes.
Sunny Family Songs
Ginalina could have named “Home is Family” ($12.99, www.ginalina.com ) after another of her song titles, “Let The Good Times Roll,” because this album is full of sunny, fun tunes that just roll along.
Laugh Out Loud
A live CD can be a tricky thing for a children’s performer and a live comedy album is even more difficult. Andy Offutt Irwin makes it seem so easy on “Andy’s Wild Amphibian Show!” ($15, www.andyirwin.com ).
Furry alligator puppies, runaway socks, musical skeletons and flying ships are just a few of the wonders you’ll encounter in “You’ve Got Me” by Sara Lovell ($15, www.saralovell.com ), who honors kids’ imaginations and parents’ love.
Whether you’re on the road again or simply out and about more often, having new tunes can make the trip that much sweeter. Listening at home as a family is fun as well. Visit www.NAPPAawards.com for more reviews of children’s and parenting products.